Wednesday, 30 November 2022

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Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) announced that her Assembly Bill 1726, legislation to update the state’s 23-year-old confidential address program, “Safe at Home,” has been signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Safe at Home is a confidential address program administered by the California Secretary of State's office that offers survivors of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking and elder and dependent abuse, as well as reproductive health care workers, a substitute mailing address to receive first class, certified, and registered mail.

This address is also accepted by California state, county, and city government agencies in lieu of a residential or other mailing address where a victim can be tracked down, keeping the residence address confidential and out of the hands of someone who might want to do them harm.

“The Safe at Home program serves thousands of Californians who fear for their safety. This program has successfully provided protection as part of the safety plan for survivors of, or those at risk of, violence and abuse, since 1999,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters). ”AB 1726 will update this critical program so we can continue to protect into the future.”

As of 2021, there were 5,546 participants in the program, a 14 percent increase from 2020. Of those participants, 3,641 identified as victims of domestic violence.

During 2021 the program received 1,554 applications, and forwarded 81,159 mail pieces to participants.

In addition, Gov. Newsom signed Executive Order N-80-20 during the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the program’s protections to local health officers and other public health officials – groups subject to threats and other harassment in connection with their contributions to protecting public health against COVID-19.

AB1726 updates the program in several ways to work better for participants and provide greater accessibility for applicants.

• Survivors should feel confident enrolling in the program without worrying that their participation will negatively impact their ability to retain custody. AB 1726 clarifies that participation in the program is not an indicator that children are at risk in the participant’s care, an important clarification to protect survivors in custody or dependency case proceedings.

• Keeping program participants’ home locations confidential is at the heart of the Safe at Home program. We have unfortunately seen cases where the abusive party or other individuals disclosed or threatened to disclose the confidential address, in order to intimidate and threaten the participant. AB 1726 strengthens protections against disclosing a participant’s home address and contact information.

• When legal service is made upon the Secretary of State’s office, either in person or by mail, the documents must then be mailed to the program participant, and this can result in a very short time period for the survivor to respond after receiving the court documents. Extending this time period will ensure that program participants are better prepared for any court appearance or response required. AB 1726 expands timelines for court documents to be served if the person is a Safe At Home participant

• Updating information about a move or name change is a time-consuming process for anyone. AB 1726 provides program participants with additional time to notify the Safe At Home program of any change in address or legal name changes without risking termination from the program.

• When a participant’s forwarded mail is returned to the program as undeliverable, it triggers termination from the program. AB 1726 requires the program to attempt to contact the participant via phone or email before terminating the participant for mail being returned as undeliverable, to provide an opportunity for the participant to resolve the issue before being terminated.

• AB 1726 creates clear timelines for a program participant’s termination from the program if they move out of the state, giving participants the opportunity to put in place a safety plan in their new state of residence.

Aguiar-Curry represents the Fourth Assembly District, which includes all of Lake and Napa Counties, parts of Colusa, Solano and Sonoma counties, and all of Yolo County except West Sacramento.

NORTH‌‌ ‌‌COAST, ‌‌ ‌‌Calif. —‌ Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌reports‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌following‌‌ ‌‌road‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌will‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌taking‌‌ ‌‌place‌‌ ‌‌‌around‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌North‌‌ ‌‌Coast‌‌ ‌‌during‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌coming‌‌ ‌‌week. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Included‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌Mendocino‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌may‌‌ ‌‌impact‌‌ ‌‌Lake‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌commuters, as well as work in Del Norte and Humboldt counties.
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Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌advises‌‌ ‌‌motorists‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌drive‌‌ ‌‌with‌‌ ‌‌caution‌‌ ‌‌when‌‌ ‌‌approaching‌‌ ‌‌work‌‌ ‌‌areas‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌‌prepared‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌stop‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌traffic‌‌ ‌‌control‌‌ ‌‌stations. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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The‌‌ ‌‌Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌Traffic‌‌ ‌‌Operations‌‌ ‌‌Office‌‌ ‌‌has‌‌ ‌‌reviewed‌‌ ‌‌each‌‌ ‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌determined‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌individual‌‌ ‌‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌delays‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌expected‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌less‌‌ ‌‌than‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌statewide‌‌ ‌‌policy‌‌ ‌‌maximum‌‌ ‌‌of‌‌ ‌‌30‌‌ ‌‌minutes‌‌ ‌‌unless‌‌ ‌‌‌noted‌‌ ‌‌otherwise. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

For‌‌ ‌‌updates‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌this‌‌ ‌‌list‌‌ ‌‌check‌‌ ‌‌QuickMap‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌www.dot.ca.gov‌‌‌ or‌‌ ‌‌1-800-GAS-ROAD‌‌ ‌‌‌(1-800-427-7623). ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

Highway 20

– Utility work in Upper Lake near Pomo Way will begin on Monday, Oct. 3. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and motorists should expect minor slowdowns in the area.

— Road work will occur east of the Nice Lucerne Cutoff on Friday, Oct. 7. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Lucerne from Grove Street to Sixth Street will begin on Monday, Oct. 3. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Utility work will occur in Lucerne near 13th Street on Tuesday, Oct. 4. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

Highway 29

— Utility work will occur from Hofacker Lane to A Street on Tuesday, Oct. 4. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work at Robinson Rancheria Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 175

— Bridge work in Cobb at Estates Drive will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 1

— Bridge work in Fort Bragg at Hare Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 20

— Road work near Road 10 continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

— Utility work east of James Creek to west of Three Chop Road will conclude on Friday, Sept. 30. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Construction near the North Calpella Overcrossing continues. One-way traffic control will run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Road work at the Jct 20/101 Bridge will conclude on Friday, Sept. 30. A full on ramp closure will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Slide removal at Pieta Creek Bridge continues. Northbound lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work at the Crawford Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:00 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work near Henry Station Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Road work continues in Ukiah at Route 222. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Fence work in Ukiah at the East Perkins Street Overcrossing continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Ukiah from the Presswood Overhead Bridge to the Hensley Creek Undercrossing continues. Lane Closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Ukiah at the North State Street Undercrossing will conclude. A full northbound ramp closure will be in effect overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should use an alternative route.

— Road work in Calpella at Route 20 continues. A full closure of the northbound offramp will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Road work in Redwood Valley from Uva Drive to Ridgewood Ranch Road will conclude on Friday, Sept. 30. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 p.m to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Road work south of Willits continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns in the area.

— Southbound work along the Willits Bypass will occur. A lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor slowdowns.

— Culvert work north of Willits from Big Trails Drive to Ryan Creek Road will begin on Monday, Oct. 3. continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 162

— Bridge work at Crawford Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Road work south of Dos Rios near the Rodeo Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 175

— Utility work in Hopland near Harrison Street will begin on Monday, Oct. 3. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

Highway 271

— Culvert work near Piercy south of Bear Pen Road to north of Exit 627 continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Bridge work on the Hunter and Panther bridges will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction in the Last Chance Grade area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 25-minute delays at all hours.

— Emergency work just south of Crescent City will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m.to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Roadway excavation from Parkway Drive to Wilson & Burtchell will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Utility work near Dr. Fine Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 199

— Construction work near Kings Valley Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Culvert work between Monkey Creek Road and Oregon Mountain Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Construction work from Johnson Lane to Hely Creek Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Slide removal from Bar W Road to Bridgeville Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work south of Phillipsville will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns. A northbound onramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Bridge work near Myers Flat will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full on ramp closure will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Utility work at the Twelfth Street Overcrossing will conclude on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1. Lane closures will be in effect between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction and paving work from Murray Road Overcrossing to Georgia Pacific Road will continue. One-way traffic control and lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. Full on and off ramp closures will be in effect weekdays from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: Route 299/101 Interchange, all southbound on and off ramps weekdays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. North Central Avenue Undercrossing, all on and off ramps on Oct. 6 and 7. Crannel Road Overcrossing, all on and off ramps on Oct. 6 and 7. Westhaven Drive Undercrossing, southbound on ramp and northbound off ramp on Oct. 5 and 6. Sixth Street Overcrossing, all on and off ramps on Oct. 5 and 6. Trinidad Undercrossing, all on and off ramps on Oct. 4 and 5. Seawood Drive Undercrossing Bridge, all on and off ramps through Oct. 4, after which only the northbound off ramp will remain closed. Patrick’s Point Undercrossing, all on and off ramps through Sept. 30. Motorists should follow signage and use an alternate route when necessary.

Highway 255

— Permitted utility work between Pacheco Road and Jackson Ranch Road will continue. One-way traffic control and lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Repair work from Chezem Road to Three Creek Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction from Willow Creek to Old Three Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Kelseyville Presbyterian Church invites the community to come shop at the church’s fall rummage sale, which will take place in early October.

The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Fellowship Hall.

This year’s event will feature kitchen iems, household decor, toys, games, small furniture, bedding, outdoor items, costumes, baskets and purses.

Kelseyville Presbyterian Church is located at 5340 Third St., a block off of Main Street.

LUCERNE, Calif. — The Lucerne Alpine Senior Center will be open beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the center will be open and serving coffee and snacks to seniors — those age 55 and above — and their caretakers.

The center is located at 3985 Country Club Drive.

For more information, call 707-274-8779.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — The Lake County Office of Emergency Services invites the public to learn more about the 2023 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan update at a meeting this week.

The public information meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Kelseyville Lions Club, 4335 Sylar Lane.

Hazard mitigation planning forms the foundation for a community long-term strategy to reduce disaster-related losses, by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

There will be a brief presentation followed by discussion and opportunity for public input and feedback.

Konocti Women’s Service Club Vice President Judy Michaels and Schad Schweitzer, Student and family advocate.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — On Sept. 16, the Konocti Women’s Service Club delivered 81 backpacks to the Lakeport Elementary School to help with their school backpack drive.

Schad Schweitzer, student and family advocate of the Lakeport Unified School District organized the backpack fundraiser for the students.

The Konocti Women’s Service Club is a nonprofit organization whose motto is “For Kid’s Sake” and has helped many of the Lake County schools each year with school supply donations as well as scholarships for graduating high school students.

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